President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V.
Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice
President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean
Judith A.W. Thomas, Interim Associate Provost for Student Affairs F. Carl
Walton, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Mr. John
Thompson, Director of Physical Plant attended a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet meeting minutes of December 14, 2010 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
The following are updates from the previously submitted Physical Plant report:
are having a lot of problems with the campus lights. Despite a lot of effort we
have hit lines at a few locations during the construction. Temporary light
stands have been brought in to supplement the lighting until it can be
repaired. (NOTE: All malfunctioning
lights should be reported to Physical Plant as soon as detected.)
have begun to formulate plans for this coming summer work. (Note: The plan is to begin the work earlier than in
meeting was held over the holidays with PECO, DGS, the design consultant, and
Physical Plant to decide a path forward. PECO does have a project underway to bring a
new service line to their substation in Nottingham. Completion is scheduled for
June of 2011. We are submitting an owners request to provide power to the
University as requested in the 1101-28 Campus Power Project. (NOTE:
President Nelson asked that a meeting be arranged for him to speak to
PECO executives regarding Lincoln’s needs.)
are complete and the 22 fixtures outside of the project will also be repaired.
The continuing problem is the result of excavation on the other projects.
DGS Project Status:
1101-28: No Change
1101-32 Vail Hall:
The scheduled move date for Vail Hall is February 5th & 6th.
(NOTE: Offices from Lincoln Hall will be moved into the modules the following
1101-39 (Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library):
1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics) The
operation of the new gates has been discussed.
1101-47 (Wellness Center):
A third submittal is in the works. The exterior brick was approved but an
interior masonry wall needs to be reviewed with changes.
1101 – 48 (Dickey Hall):
We reviewed 38 submittals from the professionals. We picked the top 3 based on
their proposal for the IT move, minority participation, HVAC knowledge and the
building envelope. These firms scored highest and were recommended by us. All
three of our suggested firms were passed on for approval.
Student Assessment – The outside evaluator has
added Computer Science to the list of programs whose assessment plans have
passed and are ready for the spring 2011 Assessment Cycle. The 18 programs currently targeted must be
ready by January 21 so that assessment can take place for the spring 2011
semester in order to meet the Middle States Commission’s monitoring report
November 1, 2011 deadline. The Deans
have been encouraged to engage colleagues from other universities to speak to
faculty regarding assessment issues and processes.
Institutional and Organizational Changes – With
the retirement of Provost and Senior Vice President Grant D. Venerable
effective January 7, 2011, President Nelson will assume the overall
responsibility for Academic Affairs. As
such, Diane M. Brown will be responsible for the supervision/management of the
Academic Affairs office and clerical and administrative staff. The Deans will be responsible to the
President for student learning assessment and the management of their
respective schools and areas.
of Excellence, namely Visual Arts, Business and Information Technology and Mass
Communications will report to the President with operational oversight through
the Executive Vice President
and Student Support Services will report to the Executive Vice President.
INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT FOR
Dr. Walton provided the student enrollment figures to date:
New students checked into residence halls
Returning students checked into residence halls
Residence hall spaces reserved but students not checked-in
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the
meeting at 11:30 a.m.
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